Quotations About / On: RUNNING
Might not the beatific vision become a source of boredom, in the long run?
(Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), Irish dramatist, novelist. First published in 1953. Moran, in Molloy, p. 229, Grove Press (1970).)
An idea ran back and forward in his head like a blind man, knocking over the solid furniture.
(F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940), U.S. author. "Notebook M," The Crack-Up, ed. Edmund Wilson (1945).)
He's like an express train running through a tunnelone shriek, sparks, smoke and gone.
(Virginia Woolf (1882-1941), British novelist. Letter, June 25, 1935, to poet Stephen Spender. The Sickle Side of the Moon: Letters, vol. 5, ed. Nigel Nicolson (1979).)
If an Englishman gets run down by a truck he apologizes to the truck.
(Jackie Mason (b. 1931), U.S. comic. Independent (London, September 20, 1990).)
The infant runs toward it with its eyes closed, the adult is stationary, the old man approaches it with his back turned.
(Denis Diderot (1713-1784), French philosopher. repr. In Selected Writings, ed. Lester G. Crocker (c. 1966). Elements of Physiology, "Death," (written 1774-1780, published 1875).)
A whisper ran along the edge of the dawn.
(Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960), African-American novelist, short story writer, folklorist, playwright and anthropologist. Tell My Horse, ch. 5, J.P. Lippincott (1938).)
General statements omit what we really want to know. Example: "Some horses run faster than others."
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fifth Selection, New York (1988).)
Better to have beasts that let themselves be killed than men who run away.
(Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980), French novelist, dramatist,philosopher, political activist. The Devil and the Good Lord, act 11, sc. 1, Gallimard (1951).)
When a man leaves his mistress, he runs the risk of being betrayed two or three times daily.
(Stendhal [Marie Henri Beyle] (1783-1842), French novelist. The Red and the Black, ch. XII, Levavasseur (1831), trans C.K. Scott-Moncrieff, 1943.)
Man is a jelly which quivers so much as to run about.
(Samuel Butler (1835-1902), British author. First published in 1912. Samuel Butler's Notebooks, p. 129, E.P. Dutton & Company (1951).)